April 27, 2004

"THE ATTACK":

Hillary Blasts Bush in Arab Press (NewsMax, April 27, 2004)

Sen. Clinton delivered the unprecedented attack in an interview with the London-based Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat on Monday, with newspapers from Tehran to Islamabad picking up her harsh words almost immediately.

Typical was the coverage by Tehran's news agency Mehr, which quoted Clinton as saying that "the U.S. is trapped in the quagmire of Iraq."

"Referring to the Bush Administration policies as arrogant and insolent," Mehr said, "the wife of the former U.S. president further added that Bush is not willing to admit his mistakes in Iraq, the grave mistakes that have endangered the lives of both the Iraqi people and the U.S. servicemen alike."


Well, that seems ill-advised.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 27, 2004 10:28 PM
Comments

Well, you can't always have Suha Arafat around to plant a big wet one on in order to show your commitment to the people of the Middle East. Sometimes you just have to settle for a plain old newspaper interview...

Posted by: John at April 27, 2004 11:56 PM

'ill-advised' may be the understatement of the year.

Posted by: Eric at April 28, 2004 3:17 AM

That kind of behavior from a sitting US Senator during war time is outrageous. Her behavior pretty well defines giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

Posted by: Tom Wall at April 28, 2004 4:46 AM

Hillary must really be serious about not running this year, because if she does, Karl Rove has the first attack ad all ready-made right here.

Posted by: Joe at April 28, 2004 5:30 AM

Ill-advised, my patootie. Neither the press who fawns over her, nor the people who elect her, will hold this against her. And the 42-45% of the population that loves her will still love her; the 45-49% who hate her still will, too.

Posted by: Chris at April 28, 2004 7:28 AM

In what way does her expressed opinion that you refer to, differ from the main thrust of Kerry's campaign. (or Kennedy's previous statements, or Dean also) Ill-advised, maybe, but consistent with stated Democratic Party analysis.

Posted by: h-man at April 28, 2004 8:08 AM

Kerry isn't saying it on al-Jazeera. She's acting like Kerry did when he went to Paris in the 70s

Posted by: oj at April 28, 2004 8:15 AM

In four words:

Struggle For The Throne.

Posted by: Ken at April 28, 2004 12:55 PM

I hope they continue with the "quagmire" talk. 'cause they are gonna look pretty foolish in July, Aug, Sept after we've turned control of the Iraq gov't to Iraqis in June.

Maybe then they'll talk about the US being trapped in the quagmires of Germany and Japan and Korea, as well as Iraq, seeing as we'll have military bases in all of them.

Posted by: ray at April 28, 2004 6:41 PM

I hope they continue with the "quagmire" talk. 'cause they are gonna look pretty foolish in July, Aug, Sept after we've turned control of the Iraq gov't to Iraqis in June.

Maybe then they'll talk about the US being trapped in the quagmires of Germany and Japan and Korea, as well as Iraq, seeing as we'll have military bases in all of them.

Posted by: ray at April 28, 2004 6:42 PM

I hope they continue with the "quagmire" talk. 'cause they are gonna look pretty foolish in July, Aug, Sept after we've turned control of the Iraq gov't to Iraqis in June.

Maybe then they'll talk about the US being trapped in the quagmires of Germany and Japan and Korea, as well as Iraq, seeing as we'll have military bases in all of them.

Posted by: ray at April 28, 2004 6:42 PM
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